Christmas in LeClaire

christmas in leclaireCome to LeClaire, Iowa, December 7, 8 & 9 to celebrate Christmas in LeClaire.  Find more details on Facebook: Christmas in LeClaire.

Experience hometown holiday fun for everyone with bake sales, cookie sale, crafts, Santas from around the World, fun run, music, selfie booth, photos with Santa, great shopping, and much more!

Friday, December 7

  • 9-5 – Buffalo Bill Museum - Museum Tours – Usual admission applies.
  • 10-5 – Masonic Lodge – Cookie Sale, Soup, Sandwiches & Crafters.
  • 10-8 – LeClaire Civic Center – Crafts, Silent Auction & Baked Goods. Author Blake Ross will be signing his books and prints. 
  • 5-8 – Riverside Foursquare Church – Bake Sale & Family Activities. Kids can decorate their own cookies. Warming station with FREE coffee & hot chocolate.
  • 11-4 – LeClaire Civic Center – South End – Santa’s Gift Shop! Kids can use “Christmas in LeClaire Dollars” to shop for family & friends.
  • 5-11 – Mississippi River Distilling Company – First Friday Open House – Free food & cocktail samples from their spirits made in LeClaire. Live music from 7-10pm.
  • 5:30-8pm: Packet pickup for 5K Ugly Christmas Sweater Run and Reindeer Dash at LeClaire Civic Center, 127 S. Cody Road.
  • All weekend: Razzleberries’ ukulele players – watch, listen, and join in the fun!

First Friday, 5-11pm, During Christmas in LeClaire!

  • Antique Archaeology is open until 6pm.
  • Bamboo Baby Boutique - Kids can decorate a homemade gingerbread ornament Friday through Sunday.  They'll be open late Friday and serving a holiday treat Friday through Sunday. Friday 11am-7pm, Saturday 10am-7pm and Sunday 12-5pm.
  • Bela is open late with food and drink samples. Sale on select items 50% off; on Saturday & Sunday, too!
  • Blue Iguana is celebrating with drink specials. 
  • Daffodil Row is open late.
  • Dwellings is open until 8pm.
  • Faithful Pilot has live music from 8-11pm.
  • Grasshoppers is open late with wine tasting Friday, 4-6pm Tassle Ridge; Saturday, 3-5pm Wooden Wheel.
  • Green Tree Brewery has live music from 8-11pm by Doug Brundies.
  • LeClaire Olive Oil Co. is open late.
  • Mississippi River Distilling Co. and Cody Road Cocktail House:
    5-8pm Chef Steph will have free samples of whiskey bacon gravy and her new Krupnikas butter pound cake from 5-8pm. There will be a special holiday River Rose Sangria cocktail for you to try. Plus live music from Scott Stowe from 7-10pm. Enjoy a holiday favorite - Schaarski's Krupnikas spiced honey liqueur that is perfect for the winter months. Rich spices, real honey and Iowa spirits will warm you up in a whole new way.  Try it on the rocks, or warm it a little. Less than 400 bottles of this one-of-a-kind liqueur are available.  Get it while you can!
  • Razzleberries is open late.
  • The Shameless Chocoholic is open until 8pm.
  • Wide River Winery Tasting Room is open until 8pm with Flatbread samples. Enjoy "Flatbread Friday's" - stop in and have a bottle of wine and flatbread for under $30! We will have complimentary samples of our popular Merry Berry dip available, as well as samples of our warmed Jolly Holiday wine

December 7-9: Divine Dezigns by LauraLee - Spend $20, get a “$10 off your next purchase” coupon. 

December 7-9: Christmas in LeClaire. Find more details on Facebook: Christmas in LeClaire.

Saturday, December 8

  • 8-10 – Happy Joe’s – Breakfast with Santa! Sponsored by the LeClaire Happy Joe’s and Blackhawk Bank & Trust. Kids - $4.50, Adults, $8.50.
  • 8-10 – WQAD Selfie Set will be in the Civic Center parking lot.
  • 9-5 – Buffalo Bill Museum - Museum Tours – Usual admission applies.
  • 9am – 1st Annual 1/2 mile Reindeer Dash – ages 12 and under. Check in and starting line at the Civic Center parking lot. The Grinch and Cindy Lou Who will be there. Must pre-register by December 7. https://bit.ly/2Dx8SIY
  • 10am – 3rd Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater 5K Run! Line up in LeClaire Civic Center parking lot. Must pre-register by December 7. https://bit.ly/2Dx8SIY
  • 10 - noon – Strolling Santas throughout downtown!
  • 10-2 – LeClaire Civic Center – Watch a lace making demonstration.
  • 10-2 – Masonic Lodge – 2nd floor. PPALS Ministries presents “A Christmas Fun Festival” – Crafts, activities and snacks for kids.
  • 10-5 – Masonic Lodge – Cookie Sale, Soup & Sandwiches and Crafters. 
  • 10-8 – Riverside Foursquare Church - Bake Sale & Family Activities. Kids can decorate their own cookies. Warming station with FREE coffee & hot chocolate.  Face painting 10-6.
  • 10-8 – LeClaire Civic Center – Crafts, Silent Auction & Baked Goods. Watch as Master Carver Luke Travers creates wooden shoes from 10-4. Author Blake Ross will be signing his books and prints. 
  • 11-4 – LeClaire Civic Center – South End - Santa’s Gift Shop! Kids can use “Christmas in LeClaire Dollars” to shop for family & friends.
  • 11-5 – FREE Hummer Limo Ride with designated stops throughout the downtown.
  • 12-3 – LeClaire Civic Center - Visit the WQAD Selfie Set in Civic Center parking lot to have your photo taken with “The Beast” and visit with meteorologist. 
  • 1-2 – Mississippi River Distilling Co.  The Harmonators will be singing outside.
  • 1-2:30 – Pictures with Santa at Granite Exact by Jess Harris.
  • 1-4 – Strolling Santas & Christmas Characters from around the World throughout downtown.
  • 2-5 – LeClaire Civic Club - Balloon Artist Jason Hamilton will be entertaining at Santa’s Gift Shop.

December 8-9: Unique Creations & Sassy Pants Boutique is having a Who-bilation! The Grinch and Cindy Lou Who will be there from 11am-4pm on Saturday and the Grinch will be back on Sunday from noon-3pm! 

Saturday, December 8: 3rd Annual Christmas in LeClaire Ugly Christmas Sweater 5k and 1 mile Reindeer Dash. Sign up online: https://bit.ly/2Dx8SIY  The 1-Mile starts at 9am; the 5K run/walk starts at 10am. Wear your "best" Ugly Christmas Sweater; strollers and pets on a leash are welcome! Award given for the winner of the Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest! Awards given for pop 3 finishers in each age division. Maybe you can't be there, but still want to be part of the fun - register for the "Secret Santa Sleep-In" and still get a shirt! Find 3rd Annual Christmas in LeClaire “Ugly Christmas Sweater 5k” on Facebook for more information.

Saturday, December 8, 7:30pm: Mississippi River Distilling Company Cocktail Cinema with Elf! 

Saturday, December 8, 8-11pm: Green Tree Brewery has live music by Lewis Knudsen.

Sunday, December 9

  • 10-2 – LeClaire Civic Center – Watch a lace making demonstration.
  • 10-4 – LeClaire Civic Center – Craft Show, Baked Goods, Silent Auction (bidding closes at 2pm). Author Blake Ross – signing his books & prints.  Master Carve Luke Travers will be carving one of a kind wooden shoes. 
  • 11-4 - FREE Trolley Rides with designated stops throughout the downtown.
  • 11-4 – LeClaire Civic Center – South End - Santa’s Gift Shop! Kids can use “Christmas in LeClaire Dollars” to shop for family & friends.
  • 12-5 – Buffalo Bill Museum - Museum Tours – Usual admission applies.
  • 1-3 - Strolling Santas & Christmas Characters from around the World throughout downtown.
  • 1-2:30 – Pictures with Santa at Granite Exact by Jess Harris.